Bing Bing Cafe - Sweet and Surprising
The streets between Arc de Triomf and Plaça Urquinaona are in the epicentre of where many cool things have been happening lately, with several fun and interesting cafes opening in the area. A new addition to the scene here is cute Bing Bing Cafe that caught my eye with their cute concept from the moment I found them on Instagram.
The space is surprisingly big, and has two comfy hammocks just by the entrance. I love the little details, like the signs on the wall (above).
Go here for a cake fix (their rainbow cake is adorable!), there are lots to choose from, including several gluten free options, and a vegan carrot cake. They have a Japanese cheesecake too which is not easy to find in Barcelona, and it’s just as fluffy and jiggly as you’d expect..! On the drinks list the matcha frappé caught my eye, and I tried their wellness lattes (the charcoal latte) and the smoothies look tasty.
Bing Bing Cafe also does brunch, including vegan options like a tofu scramble. What caught my eye most of all however was the Bingsu. This Korean dessert is a little masterpiece, a feast for the eye, and the belly! Bingsu might look similar to the Japanese shaved ice dessert Kakigori, but they are a bit different. The texture of the Bingsu is much finer than in the Kakigori, it is similar to powder and reminds me bit of desiccated coconut, is much more milky in taste and does not taste like ice at all.
The Bingsu in Bing Bing Café comes in many varieties, and luckily they have photos of each flavour so you know what to expect. We went for the matcha with a matcha ice cream topping, tasty red bean paste and a matcha condensed milk-like sauce to pour on top. Bing Bing is the first place to serve Bingsu in Spain, so you can’t miss this one!
Bing Bing Cafe, Ronda de Sant Pere 23., 08010 Barcelona. Tel. 935 41 59 87.